Can energy consumption be reduced simply by influencing the behavior of building occupants? This session will introduce behavior engineering strategies from other industries that have particular application to the health care industry. The presenters will discuss how this new type of engineering can be applied to influence the ways in which people experience and affect their environments, increasing the engagement of health care staff in efforts to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce costs and benefit the health care organization and its healing mission.
This session will enable attendees to:
Explain the fundamental principles for engineering human behavior to reduce energy consumption.
Identify how changes in energy consumption behavior are similar to and reinforce positive changes in personal health behavior.
Work jointly with colleagues across an organization to apply behavior change strategies to reduce energy consumption.
Describe how two health care systems implemented simple strategies for changing staff behavior to achieve reduced energy consumption without capital cost.